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Learning from Our History: Lessons at UCSF from the Early AIDS Epidemic

Published April 16, 2014

This second lecture of the new UCSF Archives Lecture Series took place on April 16, 2014 in the UCSF Library.
The panel discussion features Drs. John Greenspan, Paul Volberding, Molly Cooke, and Jay Levy to discuss their experiences surrounding the early AIDS epidemic in San Francisco. The four prominent UCSF faculty members engage in a fascinating and candid conversation—with each other and with the audience— to offer their own perspectives on this history.
UCSF played a leading role in the early response to the AIDS epidemic. UCSF faculty and staff helped create important models of care, made many key discoveries into the nature of the disease and its management, and faced the many emotional and ethical burdens at a time when personal safety could not be assured in patient care. Watch the video to hear one-of-a-kind stories from the front lines.
About the UCSF Archives & Special Collections Lecture Series
UCSF Archives & Special Collections launched this lecture series to introduce a wider community to treasures and collections from its holdings, to provide an opportunity for researchers to discuss how they use this material and to celebrate clinicians, scientists, and health care professionals who donated their papers to the archives.

Producer UCSF Library
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English
Contact Information Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management, 530 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143 Telephone: (415) 476-8112


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University of California, San Francisco Library, Archives & Special Collections
by UCSF School of Pharmacy/W.A. Palmer Films